Typically, a festive time of hanging out with friends and family and celebrating the new year. I was ready to continue my posting throughout the break when I realized nobody is reading these and nobody is posting their own either so I decided to take a short break but with my return to Riverside in two days my posting should return to it's usual fact filled and fascinating information. Tonight my New Years Eve plan is to see a movie with my brother and come back to our house and watch tv, maybe play a little Wii. No one to kiss at midnight, no party to go to and stay up till 2am so if I make it passed midnight I will consider it an accomplishment. One thing to mention about my day would be I received an hour long massage today from Zen Spa and Salon, it was awesome. Possibly more to follow about that experience at a later date.
Well...It is Christmas morning and all is well. What a wonderful time of the year. Last night my family and I enjoyed a Christmas Eve service and this morning enjoyed some what we call Swedish Pancakes for breakfast and then proceeded to open our gifts after breakfast. The last few days leading up to this day I have spent the majority of my time in my bed watching Lost Season 3 and enjoying a Christmas Coke in a glass bottle, the way they were made to be enjoyed. I love Christmas for so many reasons and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas as well as a blessed day of remebering our saviors birth.
Well...Two blogs in two days. I am back on track. I am relaxing on my couch at home watching "Snipers" on the History Channel. Typically during the winter and Christmas break people have time to go see movies at the theater. These two weeks (from about Dec. 20- Jan. 1) is kinda like a mini blockbuster season. Coming soon on this Friday Dec. 21, National Treasure: Book of Secrets is released as well as the star packed film titled Charlie Wilson's War. The sequel of the three year old blockbuster National Treasure will be filled with much of the same historical fun facts as well as action packed scenes broken up with Nicolas Cage's classic one liners. However if you are looking for a much different and more dramatic with better acting turn your attention to talents of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Two other movies to watch out for coming on Christmas Day are The Bucket List and The Great Debaters. The Bucket List appears to be a movie including two hours of comical dialog between two great actors Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The Great Debaters, an intense film based on historical happenings of a professor at a small college in Texas during the mid 30s who challenged his students to strive for excellence and use words in their battles. Denzel Washington again with a highly praised performance. In the future be aware of these few movies and their release dates so you can go catch them on their opening night. On 2/22/08 Vantage Point is released, 5/18/08 is Prince Caspian, and on 7/18/08 The Dark Knight is finally released. For now so long and farewell.
Well....I must apologize for my lack of posting, it actually was a full week from my last post and I got called on it. Partly the reason being is I am now in Fresno for Christmas Break. This does mean I have more time on my hands however the time is not as structured so it is hard to get motivated but I assure you more posts will be coming soon. Anyways I have seen on two different friend's blogs of their engagement so I figured no better time than the present to announce....my upcoming trip to Germany. I will be on an ISP team to Deutschland in the month of May. I am very excited about this and keep checking back for more updates about this trip. This is a picture of myself and three of my teammates enjoying Chick-Fil-A. This was actually my first experience at Chick-Fil-A and I plan to blog and leave a review on here eventually as well as some movie predictions as well as reviews. Thanks for reading as always.
Well....This is not going to be a very long post, however that does not take away from the importance of it. Not much else can be said as an intro, but you've seen them before as R. Kelly and Usher, most recently singing the Numb/Encore, and now they have a Christmas gift for everyone to see, so this is TLR doing "This Gift" by 98 Degrees. The Legit Rappers are back once again.
Well.....I hate the BCS. I really do, but before you tune out, I am NOT complaining. I am sick of everyone complaining about the BCS, every sports writer, college student, and sports fan has something negative to say about the BCS. And thats ok, I agree, I don't like it but get over it. If you do not have a better solution quit complaining about it cause right now its the best thing we got. I do realize many of you at this point are getting frustrated with this post and would like to argue and debate over a playoff system of some sort. To have a true playoff system with 33 different conferences and 120 teams in the NCAA Division I-A Football conference is nearly impossible. Some may suggest having a playoff system with just the top 10 teams but then you run into the problem of deciding the top 10 teams. Some may argue that Hawaii this year because they were the only undefeated team but most would say that because of their conference and strength of schedule they do not deserve it or are not as good as the currently ranked #1 team Ohio State. However we will never know because they will never play each other. While I do see flaws in the system, I do not find myself with a flawless system. Now we know that Ohio State will be playing LSU for the National Championship and while I do not like the pick of LSU to be in the National Championship I will still be interested in the game and be anxious to hear about the outcome. Give the BCS a break, they're stuck between a rock and a hard place. There is no fair system that will give all teams a chance to compete for the National Championship....GET OVER IT!
Well....tomorrow is November 29th, and most of you are probably thinking "yeah...so?" There is a big significance in my life with this date, it is not the date of my birth but rather an anniversary of a relationship. On May 29th, 2002 I spent the day at Magic Mountain with someone very special. This was the start of my relationship with Hillary Joy Kell. As you can see we were one good lookin couple during our freshmen year of high school. Over the last 5 1/2 years I have become closer with Hillary then anyone else and she has become my best friend. More than my best friend she is someone who I love and can always turn to if I need to be cheered up and when she laughs there is nothing that can keep me from smiling. Happy 5 1/2 year anniversary Hillary! I Love You!
These are all pictures from Magic Mountain over the years.
Well....I first must apologize to all of my faithful readers out there for there being so much time between posts. I have not given up or lost my interest in blogging, but I am a very routine oriented person and with the holiday among other things my routine had not been the same during my blogging times but I will be sure to make up for it this week so try and keep up. So much has been going on over the last two weeks, my nephew Braden is doing very well. Thanksgiving break was great, going home for a few days and on Thursday I was able to attend the Kell family thanksgiving which was very enjoyable. Along with food and family it included four wheelers, football, and friends. Alliteration, all F's didn't even mean to do that.
Another event that I feel compelled to write about is my viewing of a movie on Friday night. August Rush is Oscar worthy and a very enjoyable movie. Going into the movie with little or no expectations and knowing very little about the plot of the movie I was very pleasantly surprised. Starting off slow and myself already tired from an early start on shopping that morning I was very inattentive and dosing off through the first part of the movie however after 15-20 min my attention had been regained and I was drawn further and further into the movie and the life of August Rush. A great performance from Robin Williams and a breathtaking job byKeri Russell was not enough to take the attention away from brilliant rising star Freddie Highmore's magnificent performance. Also Jonathan Rhys Meyers portrayed in a wonderful way as a struggling musician and a love lost wanderer. Go see the movie and enjoy the well written first major role was and overall GOOD movie.
And remember, "The Music is everywhere, You just have to listen."
Well....I don't typically post on weekends but I am in the No and figured why not, and plus I wanted to make sure and share some photos. My wonderful beautiful car has been at the local Taco Bell. One fine evening myself and two of my roommates, Zach and Adam (the Legit Rappers) went to Taco Bell for some burritos when my car would not start for the return trip home. Because of my lack of disposable income it sat their for three weeks. However a friend, Kyle Poulsen, came to my rescue and helped me get my car started. What an awesome guy, and the worst part was that the only problem was some loose connections to my battery and maybe a little corrosion. Thank you Kyle. Here are some pictures of my awesome ride around town.Check out the engine on that baby.
Well....first I just want to say don't stick me in a self help group or anything, I have not fallen into a depression that I cannot climb out of. I am just bored, but not bored cause I have nothing to do, I have plenty to do. I have people that I enjoy hanging out with but I am bored, but is it boredom? Another word that might be used here could be discontent. Am I discontent with where I am at? The answer is NO, I love where I am at in my life, I love the people around me in my life. SO what is it that I am bored with or discontent with? I guess it is the slow apathetic way that I live my life. What makes it difficult to live life excitingly and not just in the moment but a true excitement for life? Without Christ how do people make it through the day when they feel like this? How do YOU make it through times like this?"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1
This verse is so true and yet I struggle to do these things. Sin that entangles me and everything that hinders me. I see the finish line and then I trip. I can never make it across the finish line on my feet. Thats it, I'm done now. Let me know if anyone knows how we can quit messing up and live a right life and not get bored.
Well....finally he is here. My brother and his wife finally got to meet their baby Sunday morning. To see pictures and how cute he is go here to my brother's blog. I am now an uncle so ya'll can start calling me uncle C. Catch ya'll next time. Oh and remember remember the fifth of November. Go watch V for Vendetta. Also you should check out Sara Groves and her new CD. It's pretty good, although I haven't listened to it much. But you can check out the free discovery download on iTunes. It was released today November 6th.
Well...another weekend has come and passed. It was enjoyable, while watching some basketball from our men's team, as well as homecoming festivities. It was fun while myself and Hillary spent some time wandering around the mall and I was reminded how much I like Gap inc. Thats about it but here are some pictures to have fun with. FOCUS Friends. Gangsta's 4 Life Ty-Ty and Art, Not much else to say.
Well....I am exhausted and I just got home from an event we like to call Midnight Madness. I have homework that needs to be done and sleep that I need to get through the day tomorrow however I am still racing a little from the evenings events. So I figured why not blog. I do not have much to say except it was a fun night and I think it went well. It was awesome to see the skills that God has blessed many with. The other and most of you would agree much more important reason is what is below. I am sure you all have been asking yourselves, what happened to the Legit Rappers? Well they are back with their fourth Official Music Video and this time they call themselves Jay Z and Linkin Park. So here it is.....
Well.....this weekend myself and Ms. Hill Kell enjoyed a Saturday of shopping and beach going. Friday started off the weekend early with all classes being canceled due to power outages. Friday night we were able to go out to dinner with Hillary's parents at Ooka and I enjoyed a New York Steak. This was a nice evening but was overshadowed with the postponement of the Fortuna Bowl. Saturday was very enjoyable as myself and Hillary walked around Victoria Gardens and went into many stores. After returning to campus we then traveled to Huntington Beach with Jon and Whitney and flew kites on the beach. The kites were purchased at the 99⊄ store which saved money and made it a very fun afternoon. Pictures will be posted shortly. THe night did not look exactly like the picture. After we went to dinner at Ruby's on the pier. If you have not eaten here you should definitely put it on your to do list, the view is awesome and the food is also very good, and dessert is a must with the different kinds of shakes available. After Ruby's we walked down main street and went into a few stores one of which was American Apparel and I found that store to be very interesting. High priced items although they are not made in sweatshops which is what part of the big appeal of this store is. And of course Sunday was a good day at church and relaxing in the afternoon.
Well....When I don't have much going on or just want to relax I either read or get on my computer and open up Photoshop. I enjoy just messing around with different photo's and trying out new effects on them. I do realize that my skills are limited and not up to par with what you may be used to seeing on other's blogs.
This is THE WALL.Our Model Shot. (Click to See Effect)
Hard Rock New Orleans.Justin being Justin. (Robin or Carly took that picture)
Well....As you can see the page you are on is a lot different than you may be used to. I changed up the template as well as the colors. I also have been wanting a new blog name other than the one I used to have which I will not speak of anymore. I asked for my readers help in coming up with a new name and either nobody reads this thing or nobody had any ideas. I did receive help from one faithful reader, Jeremy. Although I did not choose to go with the name he suggested I appreciate the support. I chose to call my blog Eccentric Examinations of the Heart. Many of you are probably wondering why I would title my blog with this phrase. Don't worry because my blog will not change in the content of my blog although it has a much more awesome name and a slightly more serious sounding name the reason I like that name so much is that I never actually examine the heart through this blog. Although I am eccentric at times and I may even choose to attempt to examine the heart this will not be the main focus of my posts. Also I need to highlight a friend of mine who has recently started a blog and you should click over on my friends list on Adam and check it out. He is already famous through my blog as one of the two Legit Rappers. Until next time always be checking back for more posts as well as videos. .
Well....I hope everyone enjoyed the video. I am still looking and thinking of a new name for my Blog. If anybody who reads this thing has any ideas please let me know. On October 26th, 2007 an event that will change the computing world forever will take place. This event is the unveiling and release of Apple's new operating system Leopard. This OS will reshape the way that computer's run but specifically the way that Mac computers operate. Just a few of the new features of this OS are Spaces, Time Machine, and the new Desktop look. Of course these are just a few of the major changes but each program will run differently with the new OS and each will have new features. This will bring more people into the Mac family and will boost sales on Apple products because many people have been waiting and holding out to purchase any Mac computers until this OS came out. Stocks are gonna change. Get a head start on the market.
Well....First Let me just tell you all about a possum hunting experience that I had last night. Myself and my roommate Stevie went possum hunting. We used spear's for fishing to help us hunt the possum. Do not worry we did not use the spears on the possum although I was ready if I needed to. Once we cornered it and caught it in a trash can we carried it around for some time trying to figure out what to do with it and we eventually let it go off campus. There was a video on a cell phone which I am trying to get to my computer so if that happens I will gladly share it with all of my faithful readers. But until then here is Installment #3 of Adam and Zach, this time performing as Lil' Mama and Avril Lavigne Remix.
Well...I know I haven't been around but I have good excuses. This weekend I returned home to the NO. It was extra special heading home this weekend because it was with Tim(Tex), Ryan(Bodfish), Myself(Fasa) and my roommate from my freshman year Jared(Rufio). It was great reminiscing with the guys about freshmen year and just chilling having fun. On Saturday we went Frolfing at Woodward Park. This was an awesome time of hanging out and of course because I won so that makes it a lot better. Saturday night I was able to go to my little brother's football game which was awesome. They won by a large margin so it was really enjoyable to see. And then on Sunday on our way home because of a ferocious fire on Interstate 5 we were delayed slightly. But we played a fun game of Desert Storm. We were very hot sweaty and tired at the end of it but it helped pass the time while we sat in traffic. All in all it was a good weekend.
Sorry for the lack of posting yesterday but the internet was down during my usual posting time. While I was gawking at Trever's blog I decided I need to post some pictures, lot's of friends have their blogs for pictures so here are some that I have taken on either my old Minolta film camera or my Canon Powershot that is no longer in working condition. Eventually I hope to upgrade to a nicer camera but for now this is what we work with.